Today is World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1st December every year to spread awareness about the disease. What is the difference between AIDS and HIV? How to defend? Let’s find out.
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World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1st December every year to spread awareness about AIDS worldwide. AIDS is a disease for which no effective cure has yet been found by scientists. Prevention is the only cure for the disease. The disease is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
HIV is a virus. The virus attacks the body’s immune system and destroys those cells. As a result, a person’s body cannot cope with common ailments. Also, if HIV is not treated in time, the disease becomes more serious and leads to AIDS.
What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?
HIV is a virus. It directly attacks the body’s immune system’s T cells. AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a medical syndrome. The syndrome develops after HIV infection. HIV can be transmitted from one person to another. However, AIDS is not transmitted.
Can HIV be spread like this?
AIDS is not just caused by sex, it can be transmitted through the blood of a person who is infected. Or the person may have the disease even if the needle is injected into that person.
How to prevent HIV?
Awareness is essential to prevent HIV. The needle used to inject a person should not be reused. Have safe sex. Also, a blade used by a person should not be used for shaving.
After how many days should an AIDS patient be examined?
It is necessary to check on the basis of infection. If you are highly infected, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tests for HIV in India usually show that the patient became infected within 10 to 90 days.
What are the treatments for HIV?
There is still no cure for AIDS, and no vaccine has yet been developed. So safe body contact is the only safe solution. Also, do not use the needle of any infected patient. There are many other things you can do to get rid of the virus.
Can I take other medicines along with medicines for AIDS?
Some drug combinations can cause side effects. Therefore, if you are suffering from any disease other than AIDS, you should take other medicines as per the advice of the doctor.
Misconceptions about HIV
There are many misconceptions about HIV. HIV is caused by mosquito bites, touching an HIV-infected person, eating together, talking to an infected person, or using the same toilet by many people. But this is a net misconception.
AIDS Day has been celebrated since 1988
The idea of celebrating World AIDS Day was mooted in 1987 by Thomas Netter and James W., who worked on the World Health Organization’s AIDS Global Program. This is followed by World AIDS Day on December 1, 1988.
AIDS day theme 2021
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 every year. This day started on December 1, 1988. However, the main purpose of celebrating World AIDS Day is to help people living with AIDS, raise funds for them, raise awareness about HIV / AIDS and dispel misconceptions among the people about the disease.